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13 August M/R trip photos

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Chudak, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. Chudak

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    G'day,

    just a few photos from yesterday. Snow was lots of fun, weather was beautiful, etc, etc.

    Cheers,
    Ch.

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  2. BrumbyJack

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    Is that first one heading out from Guthega, over the dam wall and up to Tate??? Or do all those tracks just looks the same [​IMG]
     
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  3. Chudak

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    Precisely.

    Probably the best conditions I've encountered on that traverse (climb, or whatever it is)--very few obstacles, rocks, shrubs, and lots of nice soft snow.
     
  4. Kieran

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    Who's that in the orange? Nath?

    Was he afraid someone was going to lose him?
     
  5. Chudak

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    Yep, that's him. His clothing choice makes taking photos easier--stands out from the snow a little.
     
  6. Rolo

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    I only realied after photos came back that ALL my winter kit is black...very morose.

    Nice form Westy. You wear a lid as a prevetative measure, or because you're needed it bfore? Commendable, I can never be arsed carrying it out there [​IMG]

    Will try and post pics from the next fortnight at Falls...new skins to try and standard BC board kit to use [​IMG]

    R
     
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  7. Kieran

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    You don't say.

    Any more shots?
     
  8. Chudak

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    Unfortunately for us, Westy's still out there today with a bunch of other Canberra/ANU types. Not sure whether he lurks around here...


    I'll to post a couple more, but there's nothing special amongst 'em. Could take a while.
     
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    What the hell are you doing in the office?

    (I'm cleaning the house for an inspection - yay. Skied Cardrona yesterday though)
     
  10. Chudak

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    As you can see, the weather was OK:

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    Was going to work today, but the documents I was expecting to arrive yesterday didn't turn up.
     
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    Looks like icy on top and a lot of wind pack ... was there much deep and fluffy stuff ?
     
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    Yeah, seems to me that the top of Tate is always crap. In fact, I reckon it's one of the most over-rated pices of hillside in Australia. Hate the Tate!

    Anyway, it was quite soft and fluffy lower down on the eastern faces of Tate, and the western-facing side of Guthega Trig stayed soft all day as you'd expect.
     
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    saturday was a busy day on tate. we skied 2 top to bottom runs and i think there were about 10 others doing similar runs. (including chudak and co - i probably said hi on the way up).
    I would agree that high on tate was a bit wind packed but nice bits could be found.
    Best runs of the day were through the trees on the west facing side of guthega trig.

    On the way back to the car we skied the south facing slopes on guthega trig which were quite dry (couldnt make a snow ball with the driest stuff) and deep snow. We headed back there on sunday and skied the whole day on untracked snow out of the wind.